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York Cold War Bunker

Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 646940
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Ranked #10 of 129 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Winter opening: Every Sunday, admission by guided tour at the following times: 10.00, 11.15, 11.45, 13.00, 14:15, And 15:00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent guide Jake ..interesting visit and very informative .really enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I've always had a deep interest in the Cold War and Cold War bunkers and this was superb. Our guide was excellent and the history was well presented! Very good attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Smaller than I expected but a really informative hours-long guided tour through the bunker. Make sure you find out the tour times before setting off. Will definitely recommend - well done English Heritage.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My partner was v.interested in this place so we went and he wasn't disappointed, and I was pleasantly surprised.Staff were very knowledgable and comical considering the dry topic! If you like history then this is a must see.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thought it would have been boring but couldn't have been more wrong. We had a lovely young lady, Rachel I think, very knowledgeable about everything. Did feel a bit claustrophic after a while but soon put to one side as sooo interestering

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Came across this English Heritage property while searching for something of interest for a Sunday afternoon. Sounded different so went along for the 1pm tour, starting at 1230. However, you can only enter the bunker at the time of the tour so I recommend arriving around 5 minutes early. Our tour guide was good, informative and knowledgeable. It was a... More 

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RachaelBowers, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this review

Hi Hebron, Thank you for visiting York Cold War Bunker and taking the time to review us. I suppose it's a sign of enjoyment that the hour flew by! Next year we shall be trying some exciting new events that will allow out visitors to see a different side of the Bunker and experience it in a different way, so... More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I should start by saying that this would not be a place that I would usually choose to go to! My husband really wanted to visit and we were in the area so off we went.... Now, having said that the tour was really interesting - the guide was very informative and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed... More 

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RachaelBowers, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this review

Hi Haylea, Thank you for taking the time to review York Cold War Bunker, we read all our feedback and it means a lot to our staff. I'm glad that you were pleasantly surprised by the tour! The film shown is PG equivalent, and so when we have young children we do warn them and provide context to the images,... More 

Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This English Heritage sight is unique for many reasons including that you get taken on a tour apposed to going round by yourself in which I cant praise our guide for the day Jess enough. She was informative, interactive and made sure we didn't have any questions to ask and allowed pleanty of time for us to take pictures. Its... More 

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RachaelBowers, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this review

I'm sure Jess will be thrilled that you enjoyed her tour. We try very hard to personalise the tour to our visitors so I'm glad that we succeeded! Thank you for taking the time to review York Cold War Bunker, Rachael Bowers Site Manager More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've wanted to visit this place for a long time, and wasn't disappointed. The guide was excellent, very knowledgable, and the information film was really good. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place is tucked away a little out of York in a housing estate! It is a great place to visit, though. I would recommend finding out the tour times - the gates are shut and locked in between tours, which take around 45 minutes so time your arrival. Definitely a talking point on your return!

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